The Keys of the Kingdom
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The Keys of the Kingdom
Based on the novel by A.J. Cronin, The Keys of the Kingdom was the first big-budget effort of movie-newcomer Gregory Peck. This is the 137-minute chronicle of a Scottish priest (Peck), who is assigned a mission in China. Never very focused in his life or work, the priest finds plenty to keep his mind occupied in his new post; when he isn't coping with the starvation and poverty plaguing his flock, he must contend with China's bloody civil war. Nonetheless, he perseveres, and finds it difficult as an elderly man to retire. He returns to Scotland, where he finds a new purpose in life;… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"With the help of an Oscar nomination, Gregory Peck becamea major star after appearing in Fox's religious bio-epic, in which he plays the heroic Scottish priest, Father Francis Chisholm."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"... a beautiful and uplifting story with uniformly strong performances from its brilliant cast."
‑ Felix Gonzalez Jr., DVD Review
"Peck's star-making turn… earned him a Best Actor nod and established his screen persona as a ruggedly decent, dignified underdog."
‑ Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide
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